Tuesday, July 22, 2008

I'm baaaaack! (Everyday Matters #122: Something where shade is prominent)

Ah, I've missed the smell of a newly sharpened pencil! It felt so good to have a pencil in my hand the past couple days! Drawing this plant from my front yard has done wonders for my spirit and disposition. Goodness knows what the name is tho' ... but I'm pretty sure it is in the spurge family (Euphorbiaceae). In times like this, a botany degree comes in handy. It's good to be back folks! I look forward to continuing and completing my 21-day creative drawing challenge!

15 comments:

Anita Davies said...

Absolutely stunning!

r.e.wolf said...

Ooh, you're back alright! Brava!!

free[k]hand said...

I love when artist Joan meets scientist Dr. Yoshioka for works like this.

drb said...

I've missed your newly sharpened pencil, too, especially with fine results like this.

pedalpower said...

Amazing!!

caseytoussaint said...

I love the way you draw Joan - thank goodness you're back!

Robyn said...

Not only back, but in brilliant form!

Kate said...

That is really beautiful! I can almost feel the coolness and firmnedd of the plant just by looking at the drawing. Very nice. Welcome back!

Heather Havey said...

joan that is so beautiful!

wagonized said...

What an AMAZING drawing too!
Gosh it's good to "see" you again, Joan, through the magic of your pencil.

MayY . C 五月媽媽 said...

wow, this is great sketches!
those detail on the leaves is fine and beautiful, Joan.

Margaret Ann said...

This is gorgeous...I so appreciate the WIP of this you posted earlier ...wonderful art! :)

Joan Y said...

Oh goodie! Thanks everyone for your wonderfully inspiring comments! All of my favorite bloggers are here! It feels like a party ... a fun, happy, welcoming party! Thanks so much gang!

horsemedicine said...

I'm so glad you are back, I have missed your postings!

RyanLoghry said...

Wow, nice pencil work Joan. Great shading, and depth.